Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011
Intelligent Decisions, Inc., proudly served as the major corporate sponsor for the 17th Annual Saturday School Golf Tournament and Fundraiser today at the Hampshire Greens Golf Course in Silver Spring, MD. The Saturday School, also known as the George B. Thomas, Sr., Learning Academy, Inc., provides tutoring and mentoring services for Montgomery County students to help accelerate student mastery of reading, language arts and mathematics. Proceeds from the tournament will be used for expenses associated with the Saturday School’s tutoring of students in over 130 Montgomery County Public Schools, as well as a select group of students in the county’s private school system.
In honor of his father Dr. Harry Martin, Sr., who has been integrally and selflessly involved with the Saturday School for decades, Harry Martin, Jr., president and CEO of Intelligent Decisions, has proudly agreed to sponsor the tournament this year and moving forward.
“Our goal as an organization is to help students demonstrate grade-level proficiency in their core academic subjects and to achieve proficient or higher on local, state, and federal assessments,” said Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr., Saturday School founder and co-chair of the tournament.
Key partnerships with local colleges and universities, including Bowie State University, Montgomery College, Towson State University, Universities at Shady Grove and University System of Maryland provide integral student volunteer tutors to the Saturday School. In addition, the school’s “High Achievement Scholarship Program” established in 2005 with funding support from the Verizon Foundation, has awarded scholarships to 75 deserving seniors who have volunteered as tutors.
“The Saturday School has a reputation for excellence and achievement in preparing students for careers after high school and college,” said Dr. Harry Martin, Sr., a long-time supporter of the Saturday School and a former member of the golf and fundraiser committee. “I am truly honored to be part of an organization that has contributed so much to furthering the dreams and aspirations of Montgomery County’s youth – and thrilled that Intelligent Decisions is serving as the corporate sponsor of the charity golf tournament.”
Started in 1986, the goal of the Saturday School is to improve the academic achievements of children in Montgomery County, MD. The first academy started with 21 children and has since then increased to over 3,000 and is also providing services at twelve different locations in Montgomery County. The school’s focus is to “close the achievement gap” that exists for minority students, but all students who wish to improve are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the program.
To donate and learn more about the organization, please visit http://www.SaturdaySchool.org.
About Saturday School:
Established in 1986, The Saturday School, is a nonprofit tax exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code. The goal of the program is to target minority students having difficulty with academic performance; however, all students who wish to improve are encouraged to participate in the program. The core program of the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Saturday School offers tutoring and mentoring in reading/language arts, mathematics, and test-taking skills for students in grades 1-12.For more information, visit http://www.SaturdaySchool.org.
About Intelligent Decisions:
Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Intelligent Decisions (ID) is a premier global systems integrator that for more than 20 years has provided a broad range of innovative, IT professional services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions to the federal government. ID partners and clients include the National Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Cisco, Dell and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.intelligent.net or call toll-free (800) 929-8331.
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